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Longleaf Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 609 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 5, 2014

This is the most amazing school ever! My daughter attended Longleaf for three years before our recent move to another state. The teachers are wonderful and dedicated, and the administration staff are friendly and very helpful. They get to know all of the students and the parents. Not only that, they do what they can to support the community and offer many opportunities for parents to be involved in their childs education. I was very sad to leave this school behind. I one hundred and ten percent recommend this school to parents looking for a school that has their child's best interests at heart!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

Great school! My son really enjoys being here. Thanks to the teachers and parents. Do not hesitate to bring your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2011

Longleaf is one of the best area school. After switching from Suntree, it was such a joy to have a school that understands parents work, and kids learn at different paces. The music program here is probably one of the best in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

We are a military family and have done many moves. My daughter has never been tested for problems with her learning abilities but Longleaf took the time to look at the problems she was having and found a learning disability and have helped her to find better ways of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Our daughter, who is now in third grade, has attended Longleaf since Kindergarten. We moved to this particular school district because of the good things that were being said about Longleaf. We are very happy with the academic programs. Her teachers have been exceptional in every way, year after year. Many parents are involved in classroom and school activities. The aftercare program is wonderful as well. We know that when we are at work, our child is being well cared for. We do wish, however that music would be more available to the younger grades, such as playing an instrument. Our daughter would love to learn to play an instrument, but she has to wait until she gets to a higher grade. Overall, we are very pleased with Longleaf Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

My son went to Longleaf Elem. for the past 2 years and I absolutly loved the whole experience! His Kindergarted teacher actually got teacher of the year last year and I brag about her constantly, she is very nurturing to the young children and she makes learning fun for them as well. His 1st grade teacher went on maternaty leave before he could develop a rapport with her but they replaced her with a wonderful sub. the entire time she was out. Although the beginnining of the year was somewhat hectic this faculty did all they could to remain as consistant with their schedule, classwork, daily routines, and one sub. I was also very surprised and please to see how many parent volunteers they have at this wonderful school. We are now out of area from Longleaf and I hope I can find a school that is as wonderful as this
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

Longleaf is an excellent school. My son attended grades 1 - 4 and we are definitly sorry to be leaving. The teachers expect a lot from their students. They provide them with the necessary learning tools and give them extra help when needed. It is a well run and well managed school. The only thing I didn't like was that out of the 4 years my son attended he was in a portable 3 of the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2004

Longleaf is a great school. It is consistently an 'A' school, the teachers have excellent lesson plans and communicate them to the students and parents. There is tremendous volunteer work from the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

I have 3 children in this school and love the teachers and staff. I feel they strive to make education fun and challenging. Their expectations are high for the children, and feel that alot of this is due to the pressure on the teachers for the kids to score high on FCAT per state regulation. Overall, I'm happy with Longleaf and proud to say my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 73%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 6%
Black 5%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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